Happy Father’s Day to me and all of the fathers in my family.

Happy Father’s Day to all my friends and the fathers to be whose wives are expecting a new baby.

Happy Father’s Day to my son-in-law, Virgil, who has achieved the rank of fatherhood.

To me, there cannot be a greater responsibility than to be a father.

I may be many things to many people, but a father I cannot be.

I am a father first to my children, whom I have brought into this world and are of my seed.

I am divinely committed to love, protect, and provide for them, giving them all that they need.

To grow up, live their best lives, and to achieve anything they set their minds to be.

I am a husband to my wife, of whom without our love for each other would have made fatherhood an impossibility.

Ruby loved me, married me, helped me, and made me the best father that I could ever be to my children.

Thank God for Ruby, for without her in my life none of this would be a reality.

I love being a father and a grandfather. My children having children is miraculous to me.

Happy Father’s Day to me! I am blessed for all eternity.


Eric Lawrence Frazier, Poet